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Sreeja M. Natesan, MD, Division of Emergency Medicine
November 15, 2015

Sreeja Natesan, MD, Receives 2016 CORD Faculty Teaching Award

Please join Duke Surgery in congratulating Sreeja M. Natesan, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, who was selected by the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) to receive the 2016 CORD Faculty Teaching Award! The Faculty Teaching Award recognizes...Read more
Linda Cendales, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of the Duke Hand Transplantation Program
October 6, 2015

Duke Establishes First Hand Transplant Program in North Carolina

Duke Medicine has launched the first hand transplant program in North Carolina, becoming one of a small number of transplant centers in the country to offer the life-altering procedure. The Duke program is part of a clinical trial to determine the safety and efficacy of hand transplantation for...Read more
August 31, 2015

Can a Modified Poliovirus Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer Too?

Duke researchers made a big splash in the news last spring when 60 Minutes featured the success of early clinical trials using a modified poliovirus in the fight against a deadly form of brain cancer. Now, with funding from the Duke CTSA through the Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI)...Read more
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program logo
August 15, 2015

Duke Surgery 2015 ACS NSQIP Presentations

Congratulations to the following Duke Surgery team members who presented at the annual conference for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) July 25-28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. “Predicting Ileus after Colon Resection” - Linda Youngwirth, MD,...Read more
Bullet Proof ™ Graft
August 12, 2015

Poke-Proof Grafts Could be Life-Changing for Dialysis Patients

People with end-stage kidney failure depend for their very life on connecting their bloodstream to a dialysis machine several times a week. Each time, all of the blood is pumped out of the body and into a blood-cleansing machine that filters the blood before circulating it back into their body over...Read more
Charles Scales, MD
May 25, 2015

Charles Scales, MD, Quoted in the Wall Street Journal

Charles Scales, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology, discusses his recommendations for avoiding kidney stones during the summer. The risk of developing kidney stones increases during the summer because heat can result in dehydration, which can cause minerals to crystallize...Read more
Del Stickel, MD
May 13, 2015

Del Stickel, MD, Transplant Pioneer, Passes

Delford L. Stickel, MD , professor emeritus in the Department of Surgery, passed away on May 11, 2015. Dr. Stickel was a nationally-renowned surgeon who in 1965 performed the first kidney transplant in North Carolina and at Duke. Dr. Stickel received his undergraduate and MD degrees from Duke...Read more
cartoon worm
April 8, 2015

Worms and Germs Lead to Better Immune Function

A growing body of evidence in the medical community holds that greater diversity of bacteria and even worms in the digestive tract offers protection against a variety of allergic and autoimmune problems. Germs from healthy people can be used to heal people with digestive disorders and other...Read more
Duke Emergency Department sign
March 17, 2015

ER Patients Discharged After Kidney Stone Evaluation Likely to Return

One in nine patients released from the emergency department after treatment for a kidney stone will face a repeat visit, according to findings by Duke Medicine researchers. In a study published online in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine, Duke researchers and their colleagues have identified...Read more